Third Day: ‘Make your Move Tour’ Gets Underway Sept. 17
It’s sure to be a night of great music, inspiration, and praise that will appeal to both Christians and rock music fans.
The Grammy award-winning Christian rock band Third Day launches their “Make Your Move Tour” Sept. 17 in Cypress, Texas at the Berry Center.
The Georgia-based quartet has 40 cities on their itinerary including stops in Charlottesville, Baton Rouge, Fresno, and Baltimore.
Their robust outing wraps Dec. 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Dorton Arena.
Opening for Third Day will be Tenth Avenue North and Trevor Morgan. Nashville musician Matthew West will replace Tenth Avenue North on the marquee for a few dates.
Fans have the option of buying regular Third Day tickets or the deluxe VIP package. The package contains Gold Circle seats, a tour poster, and the band’s most recent album, Move. Also included in the special VIP package is access to a special question and answer session with the band.
Speaking of special sessions, the band is holding meet and greets in all the cities on their schedule. To attend these events you must be a member of the band’s “exclusive fan club” called “Wired.” There is a fee to join the club.
Third Day was founded in 1991 by frontman Mac Powell and lead guitarist Mark Lee. One night, while playing at Lee’s church, the duo met drummer David Carr and bassist Tai Anderson. The four musicians hit it off so well that Powell and Lee asked Carr and Anderson to join the group.
Since 1996, the band has released ten studio and five live albums on two major record labels. Third Day achieved crossover success in 2005 when their sixth studio album, Wherever You Are, peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200.
The band would repeat that type of mainstream success two more times. In 2008, their LP Revelation debuted at number six and in 2010 the aforementioned Move went all the way to number nine.
The song “Make Your Move,” from the Move album, premiered on ESPN on Sept. 11 during a college football game (Alabama versus Penn State).
Another track from that same album, “Follow Me There,” was used as the theme song for "Sarah Palin’s Alaska," a reality show that aired on TLC.
The band has 26 number one singles spread out over four Christian singles chart (some songs hit the top spot on more than one listing). Third Day has also won 20 Dove awards.
Inspired by artists like U2, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Rich Mullins, Third Day has cultivated a reputation for not only being one of the best Christian music acts but for being a great rock band as well.
'Make Your Move Tour' Itinerary
>>Sept. 16 - Third Day in Hutchinson, KS @ Kansas State Fair
>>Sept. 22 - Third Day in Jonesboro, AR @ ASU Convocation Center
>>Sept. 23 - Third Day in DuQuoin, IL @ DuQuoin State Fair
>>Sept. 24 - Third day in West Lafayette, IN @ Elliott Hall Of Music
>>Sept. 25 - Third Day in Arden, NC @ Biltmore Baptist Church
>>Sept. 30 - Third Day in Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
>>Oct. 1 - Third Day in Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
>>Oct. 2 - Third Day in Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
>>Oct. 6 - Third Day in Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge River Center Arena
>>Oct. 7 - Wichita Fallas, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
>>Oct. 8 - Third Day in Tulsa, OK @ Mabee Center
>>Oct. 9 - Third Day in Tupelo, MS @ Bancorpsouth Center
>>Oct. 12 - Third Day in Fresno, CA @ Paul Paul Theater
>>Oct. 14 - Third Day in Eden Praoroe, MN @ Grace Church
>>Oct. 15 - Third Day in Fargo, ND @ First Assembly of God
>>Oct. 16 - Third Day in Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center
>>Oct. 20 - Third Day in Troy, OH @ Hobart Arena
>>Oct. 21 - Third Day in Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
>>Oct. 22 - Third Day in Springfield, IL @ Prairie Capital Convention Center
>>Oct. 27 - Third day in Canton, OH @ Canton Memorial Civic Center
>>Oct. 29 - Third Day in Augusta, ME @ Augusta Civic Center
>>Nov. 4 - Third Day in Lowell, MA @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium
>>Nov. 5 - Third Day in Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
>>Nov. 6 - Third Day in Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
>>Nov. 10 - Third Day in Springfield, MO @ JQH Arena
>>Nov. 11 - Third Day in Mountain Home, AR @ VADA SHEID Performing Arts Center
>>Nov. 13 - Third Day in Round Rock, TX @ The Dell Diamond Stadium
>>Nov. 18 - Third Day in Lubbock, TX @ City Bank Coliseum
>>Nov. 19 - Third Day in Alburquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
>>Nov. 20 - Third Day in Phoenix, AZ @ Grand Canyon University
>>Dec. 1 - Third Day in Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theatre
>>Dec. 2 - Third Day in Raleigh, NC @ Dorton Arena